Advanced PV modules inspection using multirotor UAV

Tyutyundzhiev, Nicolay and Lovchinov, K. and Martínez Moreno, Francisco and Leloux, Jonathan and Narvarte Fernández, Luis (2015). Advanced PV modules inspection using multirotor UAV. In: "31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition", 14/09/2015 - 18/09/2015, Hamburg, Germany. pp. 1-5.

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Title: Advanced PV modules inspection using multirotor UAV
Author/s:
  • Tyutyundzhiev, Nicolay
  • Lovchinov, K.
  • Martínez Moreno, Francisco
  • Leloux, Jonathan
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Event Dates: 14/09/2015 - 18/09/2015
Event Location: Hamburg, Germany
Title of Book: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: PV module inspection, Infrared imaging, 3D photomapping, multirotor UAV
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Large-scale PV fields are a complicated target for monitoring and performance evaluation. In this paper, field experience with multirotor UAV has been reported. A X-frame quadcopter equipped with various VIS and IR cameras is used to detect defects responsible for performance degradation. Usually in laboratory environment, hi-res VIS photos, EL photos and far- IR photos of single module are used for diagnostic purposes. However, on-field PV plant testing procedures need faster methods for batch processing. Our investigations confirm that new robotics and avionics equipment for close-range flights over PV modules combined with cameras can reveal hidden problems of materials quality and device reliability. Various new tasks, as high resolution aerial photography, 3D photogrammetry, 3D field and building reconstruction can be involved as testing methods for performance optimization of photovoltaic installations.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7308468PVCROPSUniversidad Politécnica de MadridPhotoVoltaic Cost r€duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation

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Item ID: 42005
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42005/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42005
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Sep 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 13:31
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